Today’s Headlines

  • Is the recession really easing? Not for many transport and construction companies (Reuters)
  • LaHood cruises on mag-lev train during visit to Japan (AP, Bloomberg)
  • A look at the local ramifications of the auto-bike culture clash (CNN)
  • Debate erupts in D.C. after transit union calls for 40mph maximum speeds on local rail, citing safety concerns (WashPost Blogs)
  • NYC mayor travels to London to view its transit security systems, including closed-circuit cameras (AP)
  • Elena Kagan, livable streets scion? New Supreme Court nominee’s father helped kill urban superhighway as a member of a Manhattan community board (Village Voice, NYT)
  • Smart-growth campaigning heats up in the New York state capital (Streetsblog NYC)
  • Dallas transit agency prepares for some serious budget-cutting and belt-tightening (Morn News)

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LaHood hails Canada’s offer to help pay for a new bridge link between its southern border and Detroit (Det. News) Feds release new guide to bike commuting implementation (LAB Blog) Voinovich lobbies his local regional planning organization for a gas tax hike to fund new federal transport bill (Biz Courier) Felix Salmon profiles transport wonk […]

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LaHood affirms the recent assertion by House Speaker Pelosi: Congress is unlikely to raise the gas tax to pay for transportation legislation (Pantagraph) Local lawmakers are hunting for strategies to fund a proposed commuter rail link between the Poconos and NYC in the absence of a new long-term federal transport bill (P. Record) San Francisco […]

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The Federal Transit Administration has catalogued the safety lapses and management troubles at D.C.’s Metrorail transit system in a new audit (WaPo) Many local hiccups remain unresolved in California’s march towards high-speed rail connectivity (AP) The battle to win more access to stimulus business for minority-owned transportation contractors gets an in-depth look (AP) Jack Schramm, […]

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Local coverage of T4A’s report on transit cuts (Detroit News, SF Chron, Sac Biz Journ, WaPo) Birmingham, home of PBS’ "zombie highway," rocked by bribery guilty plea (Bloomberg) Highway projects (and transit ones, too) are stalling thanks to funding uncertainty in Congress (CQ) Ford’s new electric car can "talk" to the grid to regulate power […]

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New poll finds 83 percent of respondents supporting more federal funding for high-speed rail and transit (HNTB Press via @beyondDC) Investor Carl Icahn is forming a consortium to go after a share of the high-speed rail pie (AP) Federal transportation safety regulators call for national crash-resistance standards for transit cars (Bloomberg) How blue is your […]